January 16, 2018


Sheldon Leon Dykes
February 17, 1965 - January 12, 2018

Sheldon Leon Dykes went home to be with the Lord on Friday, January 12, 2018. Sheldon succumbed to his brief battle with lung cancer at North Oaks Hospital in Hammond, Louisiana, surrounded by those that loved him most. Sheldon was a nurse by trade and worked in the health care field for over 30 years. He was currently serving as the Administrator of Kentwood Manor Nursing Home. He proudly served the community at this facility for more than 15 years in various roles. He was a pillar of strength and love for his family and all of those who knew him. He will be greatly missed.
He was survived by daughters, Samantha (Yancy) Hughes, Shelby (Richie) Magee of Kentwood, La; Emily Dykes (fiancé, Chance Travis) of Calhoun, La; and their mother Anna Givens Hodges of Kentwood, La; Grandchildren Joshua and Charlie Hughes, and Brayden Magee; Mother, Nellie (Rodney) Perryman; siblings Donald, Walter, Betty, Libby, Raymond, Denell, Mark and Kim; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Clyde Dykes.
A memorial service to honor and celebrate his life will be held at McKneely Funeral Home in Kentwood, Louisiana on Saturday, January 20th at 10am. Visitation with the family before the service will be held from 9:00 to 10:00 am. In lieu of flowers, please honor Sheldon by making donations to Kentwood Manor Nursing Home.

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